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Daughter and father from Cayo die on the same day Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

A case of double tragedy has stricken a family in the Cayo District. Glendy Tepas. 14-years-old succumbed to her injuries at about 10:00 am this past Sunday at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City, some eleven days after being involved in a serious accident in the Cayo District. Adding to the a family’s grief, Glendy Tepas’s father, Ricardo Antonio Rosa Tepas, a Naturalized Belizean from the Santa Cruz Area in Santa Elena Town, consumed herbicide and died sometime around 3:00 pm, also on the same day, Sunday.

The 41 year old Ricardo Tepas had beforehand been in police custody where he had been served with a notice of intended prosecution in relation to an accident he was involved in along with a number of his children, including Glendy Tepaz on October 17, 2013.

On that date of October 17th, San Ignacio Police had visited the junction of Joseph Andrews Drive and Branch Mouth shortly after 7:20 pm and on arrival they saw a grey in color Toyota Pickup with its front end portion extensively damaged. Further investigation by Police revealed that Ricardo Tepas was the driver of the said vehicle, which had collided into a container that was parked inside a yard. At the time, Tepas was driving in an East to West Direction when he lost control of his vehicle, causing him to run off the road.

According to a Police Report, travelling along with Ricardo Tepas when the accident occurred was 14 year old Glendy Tepaz, who received head and body injuries, 17 year old Dennis Tepas, who received a cut wound to the right side of the head and 13 year old Elmer Tepas. All children were taken to the San Ignacio Community Hospital for medical treatment but Glendy Tepas was taken to the Western Regional Hospital and was later on transferred to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

The social networks reacted to the passing of Glendy Tepaz on Sunday. One observer wrote: it’s sad and I can’t imagine what they are going through, but think about the wife left to bury both child and husband….giving his wife double sorrow, Lord please touch this family!

The body of GlendyTepas now lies at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital morgue awaiting a Post Mortem Examination.